• Short Summary

    LIFE IN THE NORTHERN ITALIAN VILLAGE OF SOTTO IL MONTE, BIRTHPLACE OF POPE JOHN, HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL AS VILLAGERS ANXIOUSLY AWAIT NEWS OF THE CRITICALLY-ILL PONTIFF.

  • Description

    LIFE IN THE NORTHERN ITALIAN VILLAGE OF SOTTO IL MONTE, BIRTHPLACE OF POPE JOHN, HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL AS VILLAGERS ANXIOUSLY AWAIT NEWS OF THE CRITICALLY-ILL PONTIFF. THE POPE WAS BORN IN SOTTO IL MONTE 81 YEARS AGO, SON OF A PEASANT FAMILY OF HUMBLE ORIGIN.

    TODAY (FRIDAY), AS THE POPE WAS REPORTED TO BE ON THE THRESHOLD OF DEATH, REPORTERS MINGLED WITH GRAVE-FACED VILLAGERS OUTSIDE THE FAMILY HOUSE, LISTENING TO RADIO BULLETINS ON POPE JOHN'S CONDITION.

    INSIDE THE MODEST HOUSE, THE LIVING ROOM AND FURNITURE ARE MUCH THE SAME AS WHEN HIS HOLINESS WAS A BOY. ON THE WALLS ARE PICTURES OF THE POPE AND HIS PARENTS.

    TWO OF POPE JOHN'S BROTHERS WERE FILMED AT THE HOUSE SHORTLY BEFORE THEY LEFT HURRIEDLY WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY FOR ROME TODAY TO BE AT THE POPE'S BESIDE. MEANWHILE, THE VILLAGERS, LIKE CATHOLICS THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, ARE OFFERING FERVENT PRAYERS AS THE POPE HOVERS ON THE BRINK OF DEATH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARYUO3W9QN0QF40Q4ER5VE6VS
    Media URN:
    VLVAARYUO3W9QN0QF40Q4ER5VE6VS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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